Friday, June 12, 2015

Soon at Neptune's

I made a last minute decision to go see Soon at Neptune's on Wednesday, and I'm really glad I did. I haven't posted much since my mom died a year ago this week. I've been writing for, but that's really it. Recently, though, I've been hearing -- and seeing live -- some music that's gotten me excited again, so expect to see more action on the blog.

Soon, which is perhaps best known for being a new project featuring The Love Language's Stu McLamb, just might be my new favorite local band. You would be forgiven for questioning this project's heaviness. McLamb perfected beautiful, hazy harmonies both with The Love Language and his previous band, The Capulets, but he's never been known for writing heavy music. In fact, I've heard of certain local people saying they won't go see Soon because of who's in the band. That's pretty short-sighted because this band is plenty heavy -- thanks primarily to the powerful rhythm section of bass player Robert Walsh (from the supremely doomy Bitter Resolve) and drummer Thomas Simpson -- while retaining McLamb's signature harmonies. In fact,  it's that mix of heavy and poppy that makes Soon so listenable, especially when McLamb, Walsh and guitarist Mark Conner sing together. The result is a dark, and at times droney, Americana that should appeal to fans of Jex Thoth or True Widow. The next time they play, I recommend you go see them

Check out the video below. I don't know the name of the song. Will update as soon as I know.

Soon from Mann's World on Vimeo.

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